Album Reviews

Faust – From Glory To Infinity

Released By : Stygian Crypt Productions

Genre : Death Metal

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Tracklist :

1. Purple Children

2. Wet Veils

3. Sentimental Worship

4. Golden Wine Countess

5. Servants Of Morality

6. Carnal Beautitude

7. Pig Dog God

8. Holy Hole

9. A Religion Free World’s Dream

If you’re the kind of person that gets offended by anti-religious lyrics then best to skip on past this one and find something else. For anybody that is left, let me tell you that is a pretty darn good album. FAUST play an old-school inspired type of death metal with plenty of influence from the Swedish movement and also some influence from the American movement from bands like DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL.

FROM GLORY TO INFINITY may just be the biggest album released so far on the Stygian Crypt label as it features a few high profile people on it and each member of the band has some pretty stunning credentials to their name.  The name that stuck out to me the most was guitarist Luca Princiotta (Doro, Blaze Bayley, Clairvoyants) who is obviously way out of his usual elements here and I feel that it may be thanks to him mainly that this album has such a melodic backbone. Sure, it’s still predominately growly death metal, but there are some melodic riffs that obviously draw influence from way outside of usual death metal territory.

Also in the band is Vocalist/guitarist Aleister (Ancient), drummer Darek “Daray” Brzozowski (Dimmu Borgir, Vader, Vesania), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Autopsy, Sadus, Death, Iced Earth, etc.), guitarist Luca   and guitarist Ghiulz (Profantum, Obscurity).

A very odd combination to say the least with guys from death metal backgrounds, melodic metal backgrounds and black metal backgrounds. All of these elements are used in the FAUST formula and it makes for a pretty interesting listen even if the overall sound ends up feeling a little unbalanced in places. But, persistence is the key here because even though it was hard to really get taken in by this album at first, after a handful of listens it really managed to open up and I started really hearing all of the slight intricate details that make up the sound. It’s also nice to listen to some death metal and still hear high quality melodic solos that still manage to sound tough enough to mix in with pure gruesomeness of the rest of the sound.

I will be keeping a keen eye out for FAUST as I am really interested to see how the death metal market takes them and I am hopeful that they will be a resounding success.

Written By ZeeZee

Rating : 8/10

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